The Night Piece

The Night Piece is a short story collection by André Alexis.

André Alexis

Drawing from published works such as the acclaimed debut Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and the highly original Beauty & Sadness, and including never-before-published pieces, this is a career-spanning collection of surprising, witty, imaginative, original stories from André Alexis —one of Canada's most celebrated writers.

André Alexis was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and raised in Ottawa. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award (now known as the First Novel Award) and the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include PastoralAsylum and The Hidden Keys.

 Alexis's novel Fifteen Dogs, championed by Humble The Poet, won Canada Reads 2017 and the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Interviews with André Alexis

André Alexis new book is Days by Moonlight. He came into studio to answer The Next Chapter's Proust questionnaire. 5:19
Andre Alexis talks about his latest novel. 17:32
The author gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his current neighbourhood in Toronto, Parkdale 6:26
Toronto-based writer Andre Alexis is on a roll, with nominations for major literature awards for his novel Fifteen Dogs. All in a Day caught up with the Ottawa-raised author on the heels capturing the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. 12:01

In 1998, Canada Reads finalist André Alexis seemed to be taking notes from Peter Pan


4 years ago
In this video from the CBC Archives, André Alexis talks about having 1000 childhoods and constantly recreating one’s life 0:57

Other books by André Alexis

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